Homework Series # 2 - Belgian Style Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 31
Avg: 4
pDev: 9.75%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: HalfFull on 12-19-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 31
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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber poured into a wine glass showing a clear light amber with a healthy cap of whitish foam. Offers good retention and a hint of golder caramel in color. A light boil of carbonation emanates from the bottom of the glass to keep a decent surface cap..

Aroma is more 'Belgian' than expected given the drivel explaining all the hops on website infused into this beer. And a Witbier yeast? Well, maybe there are some hops. Nose is Belgiany yet citric though lacking the expected wheat component up front and a subdued 8% in the malt bill makes sense in this regard. Quite solid nonetheless. In the end I'm surprised by the influence of a wit yeast, vs. a Trappist Yeast, on aroma for a brew with a small wheat footprint. And I'm liking it....

Nice flavor with a touch of light caramel and some yeast notes. Pleasant carbonation with just a hit of alcohol. Spicy, coarse and lightly bitter in the end. Solid actually...

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4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fruity and flavorful. Bitter hoppiness. A bit of sugar and rye. Tasty and complex.

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

It was just a matter of time before the Belgian IPA turned into a double IPA. It's unmistakably hoppy and bitter, but the Belgian character adds some interest. Aroma is an intriguing yeasty and flowery smell. Clear and sharp flavor with a taste of pears and a whiff of Kirsch.

Some sweet malt along with hot, alcoholic caramel. The hops do overrun the yeasty flavors, but after some sipping the dry sensation comes forward. Tangy and spicy and hot. The bitterness reminds you that it's Ballast Point and not Brussels.

Clear, light amber with a memorable rich foam in the big Petrus goblet. It's a dynamite if dangerous quaff. So easy to drink. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle $4.49. I think this must have been mispriced by the Whole Foods in Hillcrest but I wasn't complaining. Golden yellow-orange, good lacing. Aroma was esters, yeast, hops. Flavor was fruity, hoppy, Belgian yeast. Overall I wouldn't exactly call this a double IPA by any stretch of the imagination but it was hoppy. This is an odd style anyway but I would probably buy this again especially if it was $4.49.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Ballast Point in Little Italy.

The beer is golden hued with a fluffy white head. The aroma brings hops, Belgian yeast, fruity esters, alcohol. Hop forward, but the yeast and bready character have a significant presence. Medium bodied with some warming alcohol in the finish. I didn't enjoy this nearly as much as the American IPAs I had that night, but this is a solid beer nonetheless.

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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Homework Series # 2 - Belgian Style Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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